By Watchdog reporter
At the moment the hottest debate raising Ugandans’ eye brows is whether or not to lift the age limit.
A number of legislators especially from the ruling party NRM like James Kakooza,MP Kabula county, Simeo Nsubuga MP Kasanda County South among others have come out to declare their support for the removal of age limit.
Apparently,the same issue has caused mixed reactions among Lango MPs.
Dokolo North Member of Parliament Paul Amoro Omiat strongly supports the removal of the age limit. He says that once the debate is brought to parliament, he will vote for the removal of the law that will allow president Museveni to stand again in the following terms. Amoro explained that the problem with those that oppose the removal of the age limit is that they are only focussing on an individual and that is president Museveni. He cited that “For example, one may argue that one of the old leaders in Lango like Cecilia Ogwal is too old to continue to stay in power, yet other people will say she strong enough to lead”. He said such leaders should be allowed to lead.
Meanwhile his counterpart, the Dokolo south MP Felix Okot Ogong also the chairman of the Lango Parliamentary Committee strongly opposes any move that is pointed towards removal of the age limit from the constitution that will allow president Museveni stand again for elections. The NRM legislator wonders why Museveni can’t accept to resign to Rwakitura and just offer advice on how to run the country to the person who succeeds him. He says Ugandans were not stupid during the time of making the constitution. He added that the president should not think he is the only Ugandan who can lead the country.
“Museveni is just a parasite who has been depending on the state. Let him also go back to Rwakitura and taste rural life. He should be sincere to this country and not take Ugandans for granted. Uganda is bigger than Museveni and his interests, and we cannot accept this kind of greed,” Okot Ogong said.